Think of all it takes to make your household work smoothly:  all the soap and paper towels, the salt & pepper and sugar, those special LED light bulbs , the sheets and pillow cases, even the pillows!  Now think what it would be like if there were 17 women in your family!  That’s one way to describe Killingsworth — a family of 17 women.   Whatever you use in your home to make it work, we probably need also to help this family of women as they recover from whatever crisis they have experienced. Please contact us regarding supplies not listed below.   We cannot accept all clothing and wardrobe items.  Please call to inquire what our current clothing needs might be.  We only occasionally need personal hygiene products; we receive these in abundance.  We usually need very specific items.  Please call before collecting or purchasing personal products to find out what we need at that time.  Current and ongoing  needs are:

  • AAA and AA batteries
  • shower curtains [full size, not stall-size]
  • manicure sets that include tweezers
  • Hair products made for African hair: Olive oil cremes; pomades, etc
  • Alarm clocks
  • Gift certificates from grocery stores
  • Gift certificates from Office Depot* (for office supplies)
  • Gift certificates from Walmart* (for new underwear for new residents)
  • Postage stamps
  • Ball point pens, 
  • Cleaning supplies (multi-surface spray cleaners, bathroom-specific cleaners, Pine Sol, and bleach)                    
  • 13 gallon and 55 gallon trash bags
  • Gallon and quart size zip-lock freezer bags
  • Flatware [stainless, not plastic]
  • Bus passes   www.catchthecomet.org
  • We mention Office Depot because it is walking distance from Killingsworth.  When we need office supplies “right now,” we can easily walk down the street.*
  • Two Walmarts are on the city bus line and their prices are  reasonable for us and our residents.*
  • The nearest grocery store is a Food Lion, located near the Office Depot.*

*These comments are not meant to promote or to be considered advertisement for the companies mentioned.  You knew that.